Critical Thinking And Intelligence Fundamentals Quiz

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What do you understand with organizational bias? How can you influence a person's thinking in a certain way? What are the different types of reasoning? Check out our online quiz and see how aware are you with intelligence fundamentals and critical thinking. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following defines critical thinking as a process by which the analyst improves the quality of their thinking by applying the scientific elements of reasoning and logic to gather, evalutate, and use information effectively?
    • A. 

      Field Manual 2-33.3

    • B. 

      Field Manual 3-23.4

    • C. 

      Field Manual 2-33.4

    • D. 

      Field Manual 4-23.2

  • 2. 
    A _________ is a declarative statement that has yet ot be established as true.
  • 3. 
    A ________ enables us to repeat an action we've taken before without going through all the mental steps of the original act.
  • 4. 
    Critical thinking is using reasoning to arrive at logical conclusions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In this type of bias, individuals have a natural tendency to assume others think and perceive the world in the same way they do.
    • A. 

      Organizational bias

    • B. 

      Cultural bias

    • C. 

      Personal bias

    • D. 

      Cognitive bias

  • 6. 
    This type of bias occurs when analysis is affected by the specific goal or preconceived ideas of an organization.  Common viewpoints amongst a small group of coworkers can lead to this.
    • A. 

      Organizational bias

    • B. 

      Cultural bias

    • C. 

      Personal bias

    • D. 

      Cognitive bias

  • 7. 
    Analysts preferring one type of intelligence source over another (e.g., imagery vs signals, classified vs open source, etc) is an example of what type of bias?
    • A. 

      Organizational bias

    • B. 

      Cultural bias

    • C. 

      Personal bias

    • D. 

      Cognitive bias

  • 8. 
    This is an unconscious belief which influences the act of knowing or making a judgment call.
    • A. 

      Organizational bias

    • B. 

      Cultural bias

    • C. 

      Personal bias

    • D. 

      Cognitive bias

  • 9. 
    ________ are patterns of expectations that influence one to think in certain ways.
  • 10. 
    Mindsets are a consolidation of all of our biases, beliefs, and some knowledge about a particular subject.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    __________ is a form of patterning by perceiving a similarity between events or things because of superficial features.
  • 12. 
    When an analyst unconsciously ascribes attributes of one event to the other is an example of what type of bias?
    • A. 

      Patterns

    • B. 

      Mindset

    • C. 

      Personal bias

    • D. 

      Cultural bias

  • 13. 
    To calculate or think by forming a new statement based on statements already known or discovered, or to infer based on evidence is known as ________.
  • 14. 
    There are four types of reasoning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which type of reasoning is concluding something is true based on a general rule?
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 16. 
    Which type of reasoning is concluding something is true through logical conclusions based on facts?
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 17. 
    Which type of reasoning is concluding something is true by testing hypotheses with evidence?
    • A. 

      Deductive reasoning

    • B. 

      Inductive reasoning

    • C. 

      Abductive reasoning

  • 18. 
    ________ is a systematic application of reason to a particular branch of knowledge.
  • 19. 
    Questions of _________ usually have one answer and require little to no reasoning.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Preference

    • C. 

      Judgment

  • 20. 
    Questions of _________ have more than one answer involing the target's point of view.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Preference

    • C. 

      Judgment

  • 21. 
    Questions of _________ are answered by interpreting facts and observations.  These types of questions are the most common in intelligence analysis.
    • A. 

      Fact

    • B. 

      Preference

    • C. 

      Judgment

  • 22. 
    __________ is a mental point of view of a particular subject or its parts.
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

      Perspective

    • C. 

      Inference

    • D. 

      Information

  • 23. 
    _______ is the goal in all reasoning.
  • 24. 
    These are unstated reasons or theories, which are essential in arriving at a conclusion.  They bridge the gap between what is known and what is unknown in order to derive logical conclusions.
    • A. 

      Concepts

    • B. 

      Implications

    • C. 

      Assumptions

    • D. 

      Questions

  • 25. 
    A(n) ___________ is an intellectual act by which we conclude something is true based on something else being true, or seeming to be true. 
    • A. 

      Purpose

    • B. 

      Concept

    • C. 

      Perspective

    • D. 

      Inference

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